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Join us to toast the launch of Visionaire with authors Cecilia Dean and James Kaliardos. Showcasing twenty-five years of iconic art, fashion, and design content from renowned New York–based publication Visionaire. A publishing experiment that began in 1991, Visionaire has taken the shape of everything from a leather-bound portfolio to 12-inch vinyl records to a collection of dolls. With intimate reflections by contributors, a prized collection of nearly 450 images selected from sixty-five issues produced by an astounding cast of artists, photographers, and designers, this book delivers a rich panorama of two decades of media and fashion revolution from the perspective of independent publishing.
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Join Michael P. Schulof and writer John Yau to celebrate the publication of A Life with Artists: Hannelore and Rudolph Schulhof.
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Rizzoli Bookstore and Rizzoli Publications invite you to join Carolina Herrera for a signing of her new book, Carolina Herrera: 35 Years of Fashion.
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For more information about this event and The Royal Oak Foundation, please visit www.royal-oak.org.
Join us for a panel discussion with the activists in Sabra Moore’s new book, Openings: A Memoir from the Women’s Art Movement, New York City, 1970-1992, about the ways this period of our shared history continues to inform our art and activism.
Sabra Moore, moderator
Patricia Spears Jones
Janet Goldner’s work explores culture, identity and social justice in various media: steel sculpture, photography, video, installation and social projects. It consistently bridges diverse cultures, celebrating the unique beauty and genius of each as well as what we have in common. Janet has been part of a long-term collaboration with Malian artists that began during her 1995 Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship to Mali. She was an activist in the NYC/Women’s Caucus for Art and Women’s Action Coalition (WAC) and contributed to the Third World Women issue of Heresies.
Marina Gutierrez is a multidisciplinary artist from New York City. Her practice includes community based work, public and studio arts. She frequently interweaves historical, personal and ecological narratives within conceptual frameworks and translates folk and popular art forms into post-industrial or recycled materials. She is long-time director of the Saturday Program at Cooper Union, a project that nurtures new generations of artists from the City’s diverse communities. She participated in both Reconstruction Project (1984) and Connections Project/Conexus (1987) and was an editor with Heresies issue #27, Latina
Patricia Spears Jones is an African-American poet and writer, and author of 7 collections, most recently A Lucent Fire: New & Selected Poems (White Pine Press), editor of poetry anthologies including Think: Poems for Aretha Franklin's Inauguration Day Hat and served as Manager of the Heresies Collective and Director of Development for The New Museum of Contemporary Art
Bibi Lencek is a figurative artist who works with realistic images from a conceptual point of view. She was an activist with the NYC/Women’s Caucus for Art and served on the coordinating committee for Views by Women Artists, 16 independently curated shows (1982). Bibi went on to initiate Girl Talk, (2005 and 2013 Gallery Gaia, Brooklyn), a pop-up curatorial collaboration.
Kazuko Miyamoto is a multi-media visual and performance artist who has been the director of gallery128, an exhibition space at 128 Rivington Street, for over thirty years; she was a founder of A.I.R. Gallery and participated in both Reconstruction Project (1984) and Connections Project/Conexus (1987). She and Sabra co-organized Know Peace/No Peace, an art installation against the Gulf War in 1990. She sent this statement for the panel: Mother said that Father told her, ‘I wish Kazuko was born as a boy. ' I grew up with art and taking care of the dog. I wish that the artwork I have made will continue to live in the future just like the recordings of jazz live.
Cecilia Vicuña is a Chilean-born visual artist and poet; she was a member of the Heresies Collective and participated in the 150 Artists Book for Connections Project/Conexus.
The moderator, Sabra Moore, is an artist, activist, and the author of Openings: A Memoir from the Women’s Art Movement, New York City, 1970-1992, and has invited this panel of fellow activists who participated in the various events, organizations and exhibits that she describes in her book. Moore was one of New York City's feminist art movement leaders as president of the NYC/Women's Caucus for Art, a core member of the influential Heresies Collective, an active member of Women Artists in Revolution and Women's Action Coalition, and an organizer/creator of several large-scale women’s exhibitions. She currently lives in New Mexico and continues to make art rooted in activism and centered in her connection to the land and people who cultivate the land.
Please join us in the Salon on Wednesday, November 9, from 6-8 p.m. for a conversation with Photographer Nancy Baron and Production Designer Nathan Crowley, followed by a signing of Palm Springs: The Good Life Goes On.
The dreamy Palm Springs vibe washes over the traveler at the first sight from land or air of the vast windmill farm sprouting from the Southern California desert, surrounding the town like guards at the gate to paradise. Here are Nancy Baron’s impressions of this storied American resort town and its mid-century modern lifestyle. She documents, with a positive bias, her endless discoveries of her second home and its community of mid century modern enthusiasts. This large and tight-knit group of self-proclaimed modernists remain firmly committed to the mid century modern lifestyle and the preservation of its architecture. Their homes, cars, and clothes pay homage to this carefree post-World War II time in U. S. history that glows warmly in their vintage rear-view mirrors.
Nathan Crowley is a two-time Academy Award nominated Production Designer, with a background in Architecture. He is currently in production in The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman, and filming in New York. Past credits include The Dark Knight, The Prestige, Veronica Guerin, and Insomnia. He also has been the Production Designer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s costume exhibits, including China: Through the Looking Glass.
Nancy Baron’s background in documentary filmmaking has led to her current dedication to fine art documentary photography. She documents the world nearby, mostly in Los Angeles and Palm Springs, where she lives. Baron's work is held in public and private collections and has been exhibited in galleries across the United States. Her work has been featured in notable magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, Mother Jones, American Photo, and Architectural Digest, Italy. Her two monographs, The Good Life > Palm Springs (2014) and Palm Springs > The Good Life Goes On (2016) are published by Kehrer Verlag.